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Conchita Wurst

European Idol

Philip Kyle | Posted 05.26.2016 | World
Philip Kyle

Watching us behave in such a way, I could not help wonder what it is, today in 2015, that brings us together as Europeans. Can we boast a common identity, common values, a common culture which bind us together? Have we developed a sense of belonging?

The Gay Culture Every Queer Should Know About

Matt Baume | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Matt Baume

What's the entertainment that made you who you are today? That Eagle conversation left me wanting to find more of the formative media that shaped gay men's lives. I've never read any Isherwood, and haven't seen Mame. What else have I been missing?

Conchita Wurst Stuns On The Golden Globes Red Carpet

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Green is definitely Conchita Wurst's color. Wurst looked gorgeous on the red carpet at the Golden Globes Sunday night dressed in a belted emerald ...

Conchita Wurst Wants To Hang Out With... Vladimir Putin?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Weeks after a high-profile encounter with U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, international drag superstar Conchtia Wurst has set her sights on spendi...

Bearded Drag Queen Conchita Wurst Releases Breathtaking New Video

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Your favorite bearded drag queen and international superstar is back with a new video, and it's absolutely breathtaking. Conchita Wurst, winner of...

Conchita Wurst's Got A Sexy New Gig In The City Of Lights

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Johnny Cotton PARIS, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Bearded Eurovision queen Conchita Wurst, who found fame in the 2014 version of the singing ...

LOOK: Conchita Wurst Strikes A Pose In Couture For Karl Lagerfeld

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Eurovision champion Conchita Wurst continues to rule the world. The Austrian drag queen and singer, 25, strikes a pose for legendary fashion desig...

WATCH: Conchita Wurst Covers Cher And It's Breathtaking

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

NOTE: Embedding has been disabled on the video cited in this article and, as a result, the video has been removed. Head here to watch the performance....

Does Gay Pride Matter?

Slava Mogutin | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Slava Mogutin

When I first arrived in New York nearly 20 years ago, one of the most vivid impressions of my new home city was the first Gay Pride parade I saw. After being thrown out of my country for speaking out on gay issues, seeing such a massive and festive demonstration of freedom and unity was a total revelation for me.

The Tidal Wave of Gay Portrayals of the Trans Experience

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

So we have one more example of gay men performing drag for major audiences and misconstruing for the masses what it means to be transgender.

Flood Backlash Puts Serbian Leader in a Flap

Sasa Milosevic | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
Sasa Milosevic

Prime Minister Vucic is a potentially dangerous man. During these turbulent days, he has shown that he is willing to push the panic button and would rather seek counsel from conspiracy than science.

'Very Liberal' Putin Attacks Drag Queen Eurovision Winner

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

We guess we shouldn't be surprised, but Russian President Vladimir Putin has some choice words about the victory of Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst...

Conchita's Lessons to East European Homophobia

Sasa Milosevic | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sasa Milosevic

What Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst demonstrated at this year's Eurosong has definitely not been seen for years on the stage of the most dominant ...

Austrian Cardinal Applauds Drag Queen Conchita Wurst

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 05.22.2014 | Religion

Eurovision winner Tom Neuwirth, who performs in drag as bearded lady Conchita Wurst, has found an unexpected fan in Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, who...

What Frightens the Russian Hetero Male

Jason Howe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jason Howe

They used to call the line between east and west the Iron Curtain. As of last week, you could call it the Sequined Curtain.

Is This The Craziest Response To Conchita Wurst's Eurovision Win?

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Russian lawmakers have proposed creating their own version of Eurovision after Europe's premier song competition was won by a bearded Austrian drag qu...

The Surprise Impact Of Conchita Wurst's Eurovision Triumph

Agence France Presse | Sabrina Guillard | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Even before Conchita Wurst's Eurovision triumph helped burnish Austria's tolerant image, Vienna was already popular with gay tourists, attracted by th...

Eurovision Winner Condemned By Russian Orthodox Church

Religion News Service | Sophia Kishkovsky | Posted 05.13.2014 | Religion

MOSCOW (RNS) A spokesman for the Russian Orthodox Church strongly denounced the Eurovision Song Contest’s winner, saying it was a sign of the world...

Conchita Wurst's Eurovision Triumph Is 'The End Of Europe,' Russian Official Claims

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Victory for Austria's bearded transvestite Conchita Wurst at the Eurovision Song Contest prompted an outpouring of anti-gay anger from Russian politic...

Conchita Wurst: My Victory Is For People Who Believe In Tolerance, Respect

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Michael Shields VIENNA, May 11 (Reuters) - Conchita Wurst came home to a heroine's welcome in Austria on Sunday after the bearded d...

Bearded Drag Queen Wins Eurovision Song Contest

Reuters | Posted 07.10.2014 | Entertainment

(Adds comments by fan and winner's agent, reflections of Ukraine-Russia crisis, background; in paragarphs 4-5 and 13-17) By Teis Jense...

'I Created This Bearded Lady To Show The World That You Can Do Whatever You Want'

Agence France Presse | Soren Billing | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Austria's bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst has hogged the limelight ahead of Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest final, but things have gotten hairy f...

This Russian Politician Does NOT Want Drag Queen Performing At Eurovision

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst, best known for performing in full make-up and tight dresses while rocking a beard, has received mixed reactions to...